I have been silent on here for awhile. I love to read all of your updates around your homesteads and am so inspired. We have been very busy here on our half acre this spring. You may notice the old farm fence is gone as well. After many years of overgrowth, we knew the fence … Continue reading We have a shed! And other things…
A Shed or Barn?
The beginning of building a shed is full of excitement and uncertainty. When we began building our garden shed 9 weeks ago, we had no idea the work and grit it would involve! Here is the gambrel-style replacement roof. We were able to salvage 80% of our wood from the gable-style roof and it came … Continue reading A Shed or Barn?
Raisin’ and Tearin’
Yep. We had ourselves a roof raisin' on day 1, only to tear it down on day 2. Following the instructions carefully and building a template to make the rafters for the roof, we assembled it and were hopeful to get the plywood, paper, and shingles on before the snow came at New Years. After … Continue reading Raisin’ and Tearin’
The week after Thanksgiving, we started pushing dirt for our dream garden shed. This shed would be at the edge of our property next to the new home of the garden beds. But not just any shed kit... no no no! That would be far too pricy. We purchased a plan online and a list … Continue reading Breaking Ground
Let me tell you a story about Millie’s Lillies. Pictured above is a snapshot of my weekend on the north side of our home present day. These are the lilies that came from our first home (actually it was a cabin) when we first got married. These surrounded our cabin of 360 sq. ft. Tiger … Continue reading Millie’s Lilies
Laying Awake Unexpectedly
My alarm is set to go off at 4:30 a.m. That’s 45 minutes from now. I can’t sleep with my mind swirling about tomorrow’s plans. AJ is packed and ready to make an unexpected trip to Chicago for a funeral…The favorite great aunt. The one who everybody loved including the spoiled geese who live outside … Continue reading Laying Awake Unexpectedly
This time of year is always busy. Busy because of all the digging and watering and sowing and planting. What is a girl to do? I got everything planted. Everything. *wipe the brow* No more plants in the windows. Hardening off plants did not go as planned, but sometimes you just have to plant and … Continue reading Get Growing!
Expecting the Unexpected
Well, Farmer's Almanac fails all of us at some point. This spring has been oddly "emotional" (as if I'm talking about a teenager 😀 ) One week, the warm front encourages the grass to sprout and the roses to begin budding. The next week, we get the warning for freezing temps and I scramble to … Continue reading Expecting the Unexpected
adjective inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvelous. All of those adjectives is how I would describe Sunday. I turned 29. What a day it was. I don't have much to say other than the very definition of "wonderful". We have lived in Oklahoma for 3 1/2 years and had not yet visited Oklahoma … Continue reading Wonderful
Outside or In?
What would you choose? This time of year feels like a no brainer. Just last night, I got to spend my evening sitting on the back porch watching the Oklahoma lightning storms make their way north. The frogs were carrying on their evening bantering like old men sweating it out in the sauna. They are … Continue reading Outside or In?
Praying Through the Calendar
Because I am up early on this beautiful Christmas morning, I decided to do a house sweep and pray through the New Year... Just the two of us this year, like many households in 2020. We did our celebrations on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a hot meal. Now, I am up early with a cup … Continue reading Praying Through the Calendar
Buttermilk, Harvest, & Powdered Sugar
What a full month it has been… I have not even had time to sit down and write! So many good memories were made, family visits, places traveled, baked goods in full swing, and now I sit in my reading chair contemplating this season in the middle of an ice storm. I had about a … Continue reading Buttermilk, Harvest, & Powdered Sugar